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Associate

Mary S. Riverso

For me, practicing law is about making a positive difference in my community.

My Approach

I grew up playing sports, always competing and preparing for the next big game. Being a litigator feels reminiscent of being a student-athlete: I am constantly anticipating the strengths of my adversary and the effect of the procedural rules to which we are subject, putting in the work to be the most prepared, practicing my skills, and ultimately, performing. My familiarity with these processes lends me the advantage of being able to navigate them successfully and creatively. Just like in sports, I thrive by contributing my strengths to a talented team all working towards a common goal: achieving the best possible outcome for our clients.

Before going to law school, I wanted to be sure that it was the profession for me. I had just graduated with what had become known as the “pre-law” major from the University of Pennsylvania and decided to move to New York City for a job at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. I worked in the Public Corruption Unit of the Criminal Division for four years as a trial paralegal. Twelve trials later, I knew it was the right path for me.

Outside of work, I still enjoy both playing and watching sports, going up north to our family cabin, and exploring the food and music scenes in Minneapolis.

Practice Areas

Associations & Memberships

Federal Bar Association

Member

American Bar Association

Member

Minnesota State Bar Association

Member